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Norton Personal Firewall 2003

by Symantec See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)


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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00006FI0O
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 15, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,481 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Clean out Internet buildup with Norton CleanSweep¿ from Symantec. Its powerful tools improve your PC¿s performance by removing unwanted programs and other files that waste disk space. Internet Sweep cleans away the clutter accumulated by Web surfing, including cookies that track your Internet activities. Fast & Safe Cleanup automatically removes files you no longer need, while Safety Sweep¿ prevents the accidental deletion of critical files. The Uninstall Wizard guides you safely step by step through removing old programs. Now Windows¿ XP users can also enjoy the benefits of this award-winning program. Trust Norton CleanSweep 2002 for safe, easy, complete hard drive cleanup.¿¿¿¿¿

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Symantec's Norton Personal Firewall 2003 keeps hackers out and personal data in. Its robust defenses include intrusion detection, application control, and privacy protection--all in one easy-to-use program. Right out of the box, Norton Personal Firewall hides your PC on the Internet to keep hackers from seeing it. That action alone can prevent many attacks. In addition, Symantec's exclusive Norton Intrusion Detection feature thoroughly examines incoming Internet traffic and automatically blocks suspicious activities. Hackers can also conduct malicious activity from your PC, so Internet Access Control stops spyware and Trojan horse programs masquerading as legitimate Internet applications on your PC from connecting to the Internet.

Norton Privacy Control easily prevents confidential data from being sent over the Internet without your knowledge. It protects personal information in e-mail, instant messages, and Microsoft Office attachments. All this power is readily accessible, with built-in assistance that helps you get started quickly and respond to threats effectively. And Symantec's LiveUpdate keeps Norton Personal Firewall current with regular, automatic downloads of security updates to defend against new threats. For small businesses, 5- and 10-user packs are also available.


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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wait a while before installing this product October 17, 2002
By A Customer
Format:CD-ROM
I've been a loyal Nortons user for years and recently upgraded from Norton Antivirus 2002 and Personal Firewall 2002 to the 2003 versions. The new Norton Antivirus works like a charm. The Personal Firewall 2003 (also a component of Internet Security) has a bug in it that prevents group emails (roughly 6-10 or more email addresses) from being delivered and forces a reboot of the computer to be able to send/receive mail again. Many dozen Personal Firewall 2003 users have duplicated the exact problem and reported it on Symantec's support site. Symantec agrees that many users report this problem but their support staff haven't found a fix yet.
My suggestion is to wait until the problem is fixed before buying a product which limits the usefulness of email.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product - Great Price! March 10, 2003
By ucrjedi
Format:CD-ROM|Verified Purchase
Basically, if you have a connection to the Internet that is constantly open, you should get some kind of Firewall AND AnitVirus. I decided to buy Norton Personal Firewall 2003 because I have had Norton AntiVirus 2002 and it worked extremely well. Once I got the Firewall, I installed it easily and in about 5 minutes had both the Norton Firewall and the Norton AntiVirus integrated into ONE security box. The pop-up blocker also WORKS GREAT! Not one pop-up since. I recommend both Norton Personal Firewall 2003 and Norton AntiVirus 2003 because nobody knows when someone will either send you a virus or scan your computer looking to hack in. Yet with these two products you can rest assured that when something goes wrong in the security department, you will be well equipped to deal with it.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Norton Personal Firewall 2003 runs well under XP January 15, 2003
By tman328
Format:CD-ROM
Symantec seems to have ironed out the kinks in the Internet Security software running under Windows XP. The software installed and updated itself and immediately began protecting the system which uses a cable modem with a router. The AD blocking is working well. I plan to buy another copy to run on another computer that is on the same cable modem. The firewall rules were automatically adapted to my usage - where as the last version could never seem to remember the rules and kept asking about internet access - so much so - that it was uninstalled. The trace feature is kind of nice, I received a TCP illegal flags attack and it tracked it down to Minneapolis and one from Bejing China.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:CD-ROM
This is an excellent product--anyone considering it ought to
also consider Norton Internet Security 2003. Both of these
software packages contain an OUTSTANDING ad blocking feature.
After installation, I visited numerous sites which had
previously dumped loads of pop-up and pop-under ad windows and
flash-based ads on my screen, but now -- POOF -- no more trash,
with no discernable negative effects on web page loading. Plus
ad banners are effectively eliminated--so all you get is the web
page you want. After a week of intensive use, I have yet to find
a problem with this software. I find it difficult to praise
this product enough--it delivers every feature smoothly and
efficiently, as advertised. I have it installed on my computer
along with Norton Cleansweep--no conflicts or flaws noted.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars norton personal firewall 2003(CD) October 29, 2002
Format:CD-ROM
The product does what it claims,I had no problems installing and confiquring, the ad blocker works like a charm. I have had time to evaluate this firewall since I purchased it in October 2003, and it caused a shutdown issue that forced me to uninstall it. Everything worked great for the first few weeks, the live updates worked perfect, and I thought I had a winner here, but then problems. I mailed Symantec and they explained that my shutdown issue was not known to them, and directed me to downloads.microsoft.com to look for a download to resolve my computer hanging up at the shutdown command. Finally I just uninstalled the firewall, and reinstalled, then everything was fine for several weeks, and then back to problems. I'm running Windows 98SE, and this software won't work on my machine.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful With Upgrades & Live Updates April 21, 2003
By A Customer
Format:CD-ROM
I have been running Norton Personal Firewall 2003 for several months now and I have been happy with it. However, Norton has a Live Update feature which updates your software when new versions are available. Of course, you would think this process would be reliable but they recently installed a patch that has caused a lot of problems for a lot of users. When the firewall works it works well. When something is wrong it can affect a lot of your software. After making the last update my whole Windows startup is screwed up and many of the serices don't start. Don't expect any support either. If you can't find it in their Knowledge Base, it costs $$$ just to contact a Support Person.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Norton Personal Firewall work for me June 27, 2003
By S. Lam
Format:CD-ROM
I've been using Norton products for long time (over 15 years), here's some comments to share:
1. If you have DSL/Cable (for $30 per month it's worth to think about it) , you need both software (Personal Firewall) and hardware (router) to protect your system. It's not a 100% safe, of course. No router? Then get one (as low as 20 bucks)even you have only one computer.
2. Setup is easy, most functions are self-explained. I never needed to read the manual (it's good thing, right?).
3. I'm using HP 2.4GHz / WinXP (desktop, others laptops using Win2K), everything (until now) is ok. I installed McAfee firewall (come w/ VirusScan 7.0) before but it's changed my DHCP setting (assigned different IP instead of my original one) and screw up my home network, lots of hazard and lost time... so I stay with Norton.
4. New software usually don't run well with old software (like Win98) w/ little memory even they claim their products are fully compatiable. If you're using Windows, no reason not to upgrade to at least 2000 version...to save you countless hours for system maintenance.
5. Some (Many?) people said Norton products slow the system performance. I don't feel this way, for me it's acceptable. Many magazines have performance reports available, so check by yourself to decide which is best for you. RAM is so cheap today (I added one DDR PC2100 256Mb to my system less than $16, work perfect...& I found this price is still too high...), what do you want me to say?
6. Take care the Rebates for Norton by yourself, make copies to keep record. They're slow and don't inform you the progress -- bad service. Email them to ask if the money don't come within the reasonable time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Norton Personal Firewall 2003
So far so good. Keeps my pc very secure with the latest updates. I don't beleive in anything but Norton all the way.
Published on September 13, 2003 by Jason Fender
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont pay for what can easily be had for free!
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